Undefeated heavyweight prospect Andy Ruiz Jr. outpointed former titleholder Sergei Liakhovich to a unanimous decision on Saturday in Phoenix, Arizona, on a Top Rank-promoted card. Featherweight prospect Oscar Valdez stopped Jean Sotelo on the undercard.
Sergey Kovalev said he would like to add Adonis Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight title belt to his collection, even though he says he will be fighting the division’s next best 175-pounder when he meets Jean Pascal on March 14 in Montreal.
Former RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal called Adonis Stevenson’s four knockdown, fifth-round stoppage of Dmitry Sukhotsky on Friday a “mismatch on paper and in the ring.”
Muhammad Ali is hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Jesus Cuellar, THE RING’s No. 9-rated featherweight, used body shots to break down Ruben Tamayo to a fifth-round stoppage on Saturday at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. The Argentine southpaw looks like a player in the deep 126-pound division.
Former featherweight title challenger Gary Russell Jr., junior middleweight contender Julian Williams and super middleweight prospect Julius Jackson improved their records on the Jesus Cuellar-Ruben Tamayo undercard on Saturday in Shelton, Washington.
Argentine featherweight contender Jesus Cuellar looks to close out a successful 2014 tonight when he fights Ruben Tamayo in a 12-round bout in Shelton, Washington. The bout headlines a Goossen Promotions card and will be televised live on Showtime Extreme.
Adonis Stevenson took care of business by stopping overmatched Dmitry Sukhotsky on Saturday in Quebec City. Now his mission is to make a fight with Sergey Kovalev.
Adonis Stevenson stopped Dmitry Sukhotsky at 2:42 of the fifth round to retain his RING and WBC light heavyweight titles Saturday in Quebec City, Canada.
Super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell and light heavyweight prospect Artur Beterbiev got past scary moments to notch dominant victories on the Stevenson-Sukhotsky undercard on Friday in Quebec City, Quebec. Dirrell scored a unanimous decision over Derek Edwards; Beterbiev stopped Jeff Page in Round 2.
On a card broadcast on Televisa and FOX Deportes, Mexican Junior lightweight Sergio Thompson will face Costa Rica’s Bryan Vasquez on Saturday.
With the sacrifice it takes to become a heavyweight contender with a major title shot on the line, little compares to the opponent Deontay Wilder’s daughter, Naeiya has fought.
Fans share their thoughts on the prospect of Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez pay-per-view extravaganzas taking place in 2015, who might become boxing’s next PPV star, Oscar De La Hoya’s role as promoter, and other boxing subjects in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
RING/WBC light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson weighed 174.5 pounds at Thursday’s weigh-in for his Friday title defense against Dmitry Sukhotsky, who weighed 173.5, at Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City. The fight will be televised on Showtime in the U.S.